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Raffle

The Moon, as seen through the CSM Observatory telescopes

The “Reach for the Stars” 2007 conference features a raffle filled with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and services donated by our supporters and sponsors.

Raffle tickets are available for $1 each. As a bonus, purchase five tickets and get a sixth for free. Purchase 10 tickets and get three tickets for free, for a total of 13 tickets for the price of 10.

You can purchase raffle tickets at the conference; they are not available in advance. Ticket holders must be present at the Conference drawing to win prizes.

Prizes

Raffle tickets are available for prizes in three categories: General Astronomy, Beginning Astronomer, and Advanced Astronomer.

General Astronomy

This prize category includes maps, posters, books, charts, games, videos, and other prizes of interest to all.

Featured Prizes

Sky Scout digital astronomy assistant, donated by Anonymous Donor

Winner: Miguel Palmer (click link for photo)

 

Frank Drake's Orchid Photo donated by SETI (click on photo for larger version)

Winner: Marion Weiler, San Mateo

 

Silver Chinese Fresh Water Pearl Necklace donated by Norman Mahan Jewelers (click on photo for larger version)

Winner: Martin Dunlap, Sacramento

 

Golden Chinese Fresh Water Pearl Necklace donated by Norman Mahan Jewelers (click on photo for larger version)

Winner: Brian White, San Francisco

 

Beginning Astronomer

This prize category includes telescopes and accessories suitable for those entering the field of astronomy.

Featured Prizes

NexStar 4SE Telescope donated by Celestron

Winner: Richard Ozer (click link for photo)

 

XT6 Intelliscope donated by Orion Telescopes

Winner: Ryan, San Mateo (click link for photo)

 

Advanced Astronomer

This prize category includes specialized items of interest to advanced amateur astronomers, such as specialized computer software, astronomical filters and imaging equipment.

Featured Prizes

William Optics 10x50ED Binocular donated by William Optics

Winner: Tom Finlayson, who is donating them to his children's school.

 

Lomo Astele 60mm Maksutov telescope with eyepieces and case, donated by Stellarvue Telescopes (click on photo for additional view)

Winner: Tom Finlayson, who is donating them to his children's school.

 

Software Bisque's The Sky 6 Pro computer software donated by Software Bisque

Winner: Linda Tkatch, El Dorado Hills (click link for photo)

 

StarShoot Solar System Color Imager II donated by Orion

Winner: Michael Portuesi, San Francisco (click link for photo)